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Buckenham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Buckenham, a parish in Norfolk, on the river Yare, and on the G.E.R., 7¾ miles ESE of Norwich. It has a station on the railway. Post town, Norwich; money order office,. Burlingham; telegraph office, Brundall. Acreage, 928; population of the civil parish, 95; of the ecclesiastical, with Hasingham, 217. A Roman station is supposed to have been here, and there is a ferry over the Yare. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hasingham, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net yearly value, £205 with residence. The church, an ancient building of flint in the Norman style, has an octagonal tower, and a stained east window.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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Civil Registration

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtNR13
Post TownNorwich